I made green curry chicken tonight for dinner - it reminded me of my Mum. My Mum's green curry chicken is amazing. Its spicy and hot and yummy. Mine was not.
Its amazing how silly things like dinner can spark of nostalgia and remind you how far away from home you are.
I spoke with my Mum on the phone last week - we usually speak on the webcam, but a crazy week for Mum, Dad away on holiday and the craziness that was this house (with Rudi still in the vets, Jay away.....) meant we just got to catch up on the phone for a little while. Mum asked me how I was, I said 'We're ok' and tried to change the subject. I was interrupted by my Mama's-intuition who said 'How are your really?'
You see the superficial answer that would satisfy 99.9% of the population was not 'bought' my my own mother who knows that the true answer from me should have been 'I am treading water right now and desperately hanging in there!'
You see with Jay away, everything seems just that little bit harder. He is the common sense where I am the emotion. He talks me down and shows me the light - a way through a situation instead of being overwhelmed by it!
My Mama knows this and she understands. She has good Mum-intuition and I am a very lucky daughter :o)
Jay is home now - we picked him up on Sunday - so the fact that the air conditioning has gone in my car, the air conditioning has gone in the house, we have a rather large vets bill still to pay and as of this month we start paying, not just one - but two mortgages!! (house in England is on the market...and empty) I know that we are in it together, side by side, hand in hand.
...and a problem shared, really is a problem halved.